Another fine Sunday with spring weather 🙂 On arrival at Hagenturm I had to climb the 224 steps to the top of the tower. Weather was hazy again and I could hardly see any of the nearby montains. The top of the tower also houses a secondary radar for air traffic. I assume the S9+ QRM I witnessed on 12m comes from the motor turning the radar. After the succfull activation of Hagen (HB/SH-001) I moved over the border to bag 13 points (including 3 points for winter bonus while sitting in the sun at +10C) on Hoher Randen (DM/BW-235). Highlights were the QSO with VK2DAG and N7UN peaking S9; both on 12m.
9 March 2014: 10:14 – 10:56 UTC
Temperature: 7 – 15 C and sunny.
Rig: KX3, 10W, 4400mAh LiPo
Ant: SOTApole, 13.1m Inv. L, 5x 4m Radial
0 CW QSO on 12m. S9+ QRM probably from the radar station on the Hagenturm.
8 CW QSO on 17m
14 CW QSO on 20m, including S2S-QSOs with YO/PB2T/p on YO/MC-096 and HB9BIN/p on HB/GR-292.
12 CW QSO on 30m
15 CW QSO on 40m, including S2S-QSOs with OK2BDF/P on OK/VY-001, HB9SVT/p on HB/SO-015 and HB9AFI/p on HB/BE-151
Car park: 47.75917 N / 8.56561 E ; 820m
Hiking statistics – uphill only:
Time: 21 min
Distance 2.0 km
Total Ascend: 92 m